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Mosley, Leonard 1913-1992

Works: 173 works in 850 publications in 11 languages and 25,962 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Military history 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Creator
Classifications: D756.5.B7, B
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Most widely held works about Leonard Mosley
Most widely held works by Leonard Mosley
Battle of Britain by Leonard Mosley( Book )

68 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 3,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the aircraft, pilots, tactics, and results of the three-month Battle of Britain in 1940
Hirohito, Emperor of Japan by Leonard Mosley( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By focusing on the internal politics of Japan as they affected the role of the emperor and the fate of the nation, Mosley traces the path Japan has taken in the past sixty years. Hirohito was dedicated to his nation by training and task from birth, but the actual power commanded by him appears to have been minimal. He countered war moves with a poem on peace and elsewhere proved less than effectual in making his will felt; he also appears to have had a proclivity for placing in positions of trust men who would not pursue his aims (whether by intention or inertia). However, Mosley does credit him with efforts to bring the war to a close in July 1945 before the U.S. resorted to the atomic bomb and the U.S.S.R. came into the war. He has demonstrated since surrender that "to lose everything is not necessarily to lose face." To tell this story, the author interviewed associates of the Imperial Family and had recourse to the National Archives in Washington
On borrowed time : how World War II began by Leonard Mosley( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed narrative of the diplomatic, political and military maneuvers that occurred between the Munich Agreement in September 1938, and the invasion of Poland in September 1939
Lindbergh : a biography by Leonard Mosley( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous American aviator from the time the Spirit of St. Louis took off for Paris in 1927 until his death in 1974
Dulles : a biography of Eleanor, Allen and John Foster Dulles and their family network by Leonard Mosley( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foster, Allen, and Eleanor Dulles were three extraordinarily strong individuals, yet, as Leonard Mosley shows so brilliantly, they were linked by a complex "family network," forged in an outwardly conventional childhood. This book's insight into their private lives--including their decidedly unusual years of growing up--reveals the remarkable interplay between private and public faces, ripping aside the accepted facades of statesman, spy, and sister. Foster was born older than his years, and automatically assumed the leadership position in the triad. His certainty about the rightness of his opinions and conduct was reinforced by his sense that he was carrying out God's work in this unhappy world. This in part explains his swift rise to the top of a major Wall Street law firm and his role as one of the cardinals of Republican foreign policy. History (and their uncle, "Bert" Lansing, Wilson's Secretary of State) put them on the scene at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, America's debut as a great power. Eleanor quickly established her expertise in international economics and German and Austrian affairs. Allen was inducted into the intelligence priesthood as a junior diplomat in Switzerland during World War I, faltering only when he refused to see one V.I. Lenin after office hours, thus leaving Lenin to catch a train for his rendezvous with history. One of the ties that bound them was a shared assumption that they would play key parts in shaping America's history--as indeed they did. What they could not control were the emotional currents that sometimes pushed them apart, that brought flares of competitiveness between them and painful complexities to their respective private lives. Allen, gliding on his bon vivant charm, left his low-salaried State Department position and came into Foster's law firm, but he was merely marking time. Eleanor kept to her scholarly career and contracted a doomed marriage. As the clouds of war grew in the late thirties, history again sharpened the definition of their roles. Allen and Foster temporarily fell out because of their opposed attitudes toward the rise of the Nazis. Allen eventually triumphed as a key OSS operative in the familiar territory of Switzerland. Foster served in a variety of "advisory" roles under both Roosevelt and Truman, who were to find him, as many others did, an implacable enemy and a dangerous friend. Eleanor was to have a major role in reconstructing the ruins of European society. There were disappointments mixed with victory. Foster remained grimly faithful to the forlorn hopes of Tom Dewey. Allen seemed temporarily lost in the hasty dismantling of the American intelligence apparatus. Then Eisenhower answered the Republic's call; Foster made himself the unchallenged master of America's overt foreign policy and his brother Allen naturally took over the direction of covert policy, heading the CIA during the bitterest years of the Cold War. But Eleanor's career in the State Department became a casualty of the very success of her brothers. The years and headlines stream by--the creation of the UN, Korea, Suez, the "brink," the U-2 disaster, and the beginnings of the "great adventure" in Asia. But the fascination of the "family network," here revealed for the first time, was hidden behind the newsprint and legends. Why was the family's great influence, apparently set on a dynastic course--like the Kennedy, Roosevelt, and Rockefeller clans--limited to three members of one generation? Foster died in office, leaving behind a son who went into the service of God rather than country. Allen saw his legendary career destroyed at the Bay of Pigs and his son bitterly alienated from him. Eleanor alone remains, a witness to the great events and private sorrows of three lives that somehow sum up what has been called "the American Century." As Leonard Mosley demonstrates, in fascinating detail, the ebb and flow of American fortunes and the outer and inner realities of these three unique people are intertwined to form a major strand in the tumultuous and unwritten history of America in our time.--Dust jacket
Marshall, hero for our times by Leonard Mosley( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first anecdotal, single-volume biography of George C. Marshall, one of the greatest generals in our history, a private, often enigmatic man, whose life was marked by incredible peaks and awesome depths
The Reich Marshal : a biography of Hermann Goering by Leonard Mosley( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering;[a] German pronunciation: [ø??????] (listen); 12 January 1893? 15 October 1946), was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron". A member of the NSDAP from its early days, Göring was wounded in 1923 during the failed coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. He became permanently addicted to morphine after being treated with the drug for his injuries. He founded the Gestapo in 1933. Göring was appointed commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe (air force) in 1935, a position he held until the final days of World War II. By 1940 he was at the peak of his power and influence; as minister in charge of the Four Year Plan, he was responsible for much of the functioning of the German economy in the build-up to World War II. Adolf Hitler promoted him to the rank of Reichsmarschall, a rank senior to all other Wehrmacht commanders, and in 1941 Hitler designated him as his successor and deputy in all his offices. Göring's standing with Hitler was greatly reduced by 1942, with the Luftwaffe unable to fulfill its commitments and the German war effort stumbling on both fronts. Göring largely withdrew from the military and political scene and focused on the acquisition of property and artwork, much of which was confiscated from Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Informed on 22 April 1945 that Hitler intended to commit suicide, Göring sent a telegram to Hitler asking to assume control of the Reich. Hitler then removed Göring from all his positions, expelled him from the party, and ordered his arrest. After World War II, Göring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg Trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide by ingesting cyanide the night before the sentence was to be carried out."--Wikipedia
Disney's world : a biography by Leonard Mosley( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws an intimate portrait of the man whose imagination spawned a family of classic cartoon characters, a powerful film studio, and an entertainment empire
Power play : oil in the Middle East by Leonard Mosley( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood relations : the rise & fall of the du Ponts of Delaware by Leonard Mosley( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the DuPonts of Deleware
Zanuck : the rise and fall of Hollywood's last tycoon by Leonard Mosley( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and French and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Inside Flap: Darryl Zanuck-one of the most dynamic and powerful figures during Hollywood's golden years-enthralled American audiences for over five decades with his uncanny instinct for knowing what moviegoers wanted. Along with the handful of powerful moguls such as Harry Cohn, Sam Goldwyn, Louis B Mayer, and David Selznick, Zanuck is largely responsible for carving the preeminent place film has in our culture, creating Hollywood as not merely a place, but a state of mind. But it is Zanuck alone who stands out for his gifts as a consummate and instinctive cinematic genius. From his position as production head of Warner Brothers at age twenty-three, and as the founder of 20th Century-Fox, Zanuck masterminded every aspect of his films with his uncanny sense for storyline, casting, editing, and directing, never content to be merely a front office figurehead. Short, cocky, arrogant and ruthless, the very caricature of a movie tycoon with his every-present cigar, sunglasses, and starlet by his side, Zanuck was responsible for making The Jazz Singer speak, as well as for many of Hollywood's most controversial and enduring films, including The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, Pinky, Gentleman's Agreement, and The Longest Day. Strangely enough, Zanuck's is a story that has never before been fully revealed. Now, drawing on his extensive knowledge of Hollywood from his many years as film journalist, renowned biographer Leonard Mosley candidly chronicles Zanuck's turbulent, dramatic life and the effect he had on those around him. Abandoned by his mother at an early age, Zanuck spent the rest of his life in feverish conquest of women and competition with men. His legendary and inexhaustible sexual appetite made Zanuck's casting couch the most used in the business, and his compulsion to bed every starlet in his studio resulted in an eighteen-year estrangement from his patient wife and former Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty, Virginia Fox. His repeated attempts to launch his young mistresses to stardom resulted in humiliating failure. But Zanuck's egotistical nature was most felt by his three children, including his son Richard who speaks frankly in this biography of his father publicly and brutally firing him from his position as president of 20th Century-Fox. From silent films through Hollywood's heyday to the modern screen Darryl Zanuck has left an indelible mark on the history of film. Zanuck: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood's Last Tycoon brings to life an incredible American success story, the story of Hollywood as well-a story that not even Darryl Zanuck could have invented
Backs to the wall; the heroic story of the people of London during World War II by Leonard Mosley( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London Can Take It", said the slogans on the gutted tenements of the East End. And take it she did, for five cruel years of onslaught which all but shattered her magnificent spirit. This is the story of how London lived during World War II, and of the agonies, privations, pungent humor and bravery of her citizens -- ordinary people leading extraordinary lives in the most dangerous city on earth
The last days of the British raj by Leonard Mosley( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversial account of the blunders during the year that ended British rule in India, 1946-1947
Haile Selassie: the Conquering Lion by Leonard Mosley( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Italian and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympathetic biography of the ruler of Ethiopia
The Druid by Leonard Mosley( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the career of a Nazi SS spy stationed in England during World War II
The glorious fault; the life of Lord Curzon by Leonard Mosley( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curzon; the end of an epoch by Leonard Mosley( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon goes to war by Leonard Mosley( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backs to the wall: London under fire, 1939-45 by Leonard Mosley( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces from the fire; the biography of Sir Archibald McIndoe by Leonard Mosley( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Leonard Mosley British biographer, novelist and journalist

Leonard Mosley Brits journalist (1913-1992)

Māslī, Liʹūnārd 1913-1992

Mosley, L.

Mosley, Leonard, 1913-

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Mosley, Leonard O. (Leonard Oswald), 1913-1992

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Mosley, Leonard Oswald 1913-1992

Mosli, L.

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ليونارد موزلي، 1913-1992

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